October 18, 2019

Posted In: Events, Gallery Exhibitions

Anderson Ranch Arts Center’s opening reception for the Pairs Exhibition will take place on Tuesday, November 5, 5 – 6PM.

The event is free and open to the public.
Light refreshments will be served.

Join us for dinner, 6-7PM |$21.50
To RSVP, email Molly O’Leary [email protected] or call 970/924-5056

Works by Anderson Ranch Studio Coordinators

“While the opportunity for pun-making and humor certainly fueled our group’s initial attraction to our chosen theme and title, “Pairs”, it also held resonance within the work we are currently making. One thing containing two parts or two things matched together, pairing seems a natural inclination for the curatorial mind of an artist. Pairing is a way to put forth components that generate meaning by way of comparison, our instinctive want for two objects, forms or figures to converse. One part supports the other. The idea of a pair is ubiquitous, rife with opportunity for diverse interpretations and representations. “Pairs” features couplings by Anderson Ranch’s Studio Coordinators using photography, sculpture, ceramics, furniture, painting and performance.“

– Lauren Peterson, Studio Coordinator, Painting, Drawing & Printmaking

Leah Aegerter
Digital Fabrication Lab Technician

Leah Aegerter is an artist working primarily in object-based sculpture, furniture, and installation. She aims to abstract queer and feminist narratives by creating objects with few ties to any recognizable, pre-exisiting forms in order to broaden the boundaries and definitions of intimate interactions. Leah received a BFA in Sculpture from Rhode Island School of Design in 2017 and is the Digital Fabrication Lab Technician at Anderson Ranch. leahaegerter.com


Louise Deroualle
Studio Coordinator, Ceramics

After receiving her BFA from the Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado in Sao Paolo, Brazil, in 2001, Deroualle became an apprentice to Brazilian ceramic artist Lucia Ramenzoni with whom she worked for the next seven years. In 2009 she opened her own ceramic studio in which she taught ceramics classes and designed and produced a line of handmade functional pottery. Since 2010 she has been involved with both the Curaumilla Art Center in Chile, and the Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Aspen, Colorado, as a studio manager and teaching assistant. Deroualle moved to USA in 2014 to pursue a master’s degree in Ceramics at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. In 2017 she was awarded the Roswell Artist-in-Residence Fellowship in New Mexico. She moved to Colorado last September to work at Anderson Ranch Arts Center as the Ceramic studio coordinator. louisederoualle.com


Esther Nooner
Studio Coordinator, Photography & New Media

Nooner received her B.F.A in Photography from Andrews University in Berrien Springs, MI and her M.F.A. in Studio Art from University of Arkansas, School of Art in 2018. She has participated in Artist in Residencies in the National Park System, shown work nationally and internationally and is currently the Studio Coordinator for Photography and New Media at Anderson Ranch Arts Center. esthernooner.com


Lauren Peterson
Studio Coordinator, Painting, Drawing & Printmaking

Lauren Peterson is an interdisciplinary artist who focuses on the potential ontological ramifications of a consumption-based society. She was named a 2019/20 Aspen Art Museum Fellow and 2017/18 Emerging Artist and Project Grant recipient from the City of Atlanta. Past exhibitions include Off the Wall at Spartanburg Art Museum (SC), Message from the Sea at the GAIA Center in Athens, Greece, and Forget Me Not at Zuckerman Museum (GA). Her work is part of the permanent collection of the High Museum of Art and Goya Contemporary. Peterson is currently the Studio Coordinator of Painting, Drawing, and Printmaking at Anderson Ranch (CO). laurenmichellepeterson.com


Zakriya Rabani
Studio Coordinator, Sculpture

Zakriya Rabani was born and raised in Naples, FL receiving his BFA from the University of Florida and MFA from the University of South Florida. He challenges the perception of structures, systems, patterns of man by using his own absurd experiences that fuel his artistic practice. Rabani has had public work installed at Tattnall Square Park, Macon, Ga for their “Art in The Park Exhibition” and The Museum of Arts and Sciences Macon, Ga for their “Augmented” exhibition curated by Craig Coleman. He has been a resident at the Franconia Sculpture Park in Shafer, MN and is a 2019 ArtFields Best Installation Performance Winner. zakriyarabani.com


Mark Tan
Studio Coordinator, Woodworking

Mark Tan is a studio furniture maker who received his degree in furniture design at the Crafts & Design program at Sheridan College in Toronto, Ontario. He is the Studio Coordinator for Furniture Design & Woodworking at Anderson Ranch Arts Center and has exhibited work in Canada and the United States. marktanstudio.com

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